Art Exhibits

Exhibits at the Garden

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens hosts many art and sculpture exhibits throughout the season. Exhibits are included in the price of admission. Watch this space for exhibits for the 2024 season. 

Flower Visions X 3
Lisa Mossel, Maret Hensik, & Bonnie Bishoff

May 1–July 16 | Café

Join us in the Café this season for three diverse approaches to floral inspirations. View the stunning fine art photographs of Lisa Mossel, the botanically-inspired mixed media paintings of Maret Hensik, and the finely-detailed polymer sculptural work of Bonnie Bishoff.

Meet Our ART Instructors: Exhibit

May 1–July 16 | Education Center

Get inspired by our 2024 season’s Botanical Arts instructors through their beautiful artwork, and get to know the artists behind the classes. Artists included in the exhibit: Bonnie Bishoff, Caroline Clare Davis, Hélène Farrar, Joy Grannis, Mindy Lighthipe, Jordan Parks, Erica Qualey, Diana Rogers, Suzanne Stokes

MUSHROOMED
Maria Maravigna & Caroline Clare Davis

May 1–October 20  | Café

Mushroomed is an exhibit of beautiful ceramic mushrooms by Maria Maravigna and mosaic mushrooms by Caroline Clare Davis. Maria made her first ceramic mushroom study directly from nature in 1950, and sold her sculptures to botanic gardens across the country throughout the 50s-70s. Caroline’s mosaic mushrooms are inspired by Maria Maravigna’s work, but take on a fantastical tone.

Maria Maravigna’s ceramic mushroom collection is part of our permanent collection, donated by Jennifer Gilchrist in loving memory of her parents Weston G. and Roberta D. Kolsti.

WILD and WINSOME
Irene Plummer, Judith Allen, & Gardens Member Photography Club

July 18–October 20 | Bosarge Family Education Center

WILD AND WINSOME is a joyous, colorful exhibit featuring floral paintings by Irene Plummer as well as sculpture, paintings, and cyanotypes by Judith Allen. In addition, there is a beautiful selection of photographs by our very own Coastal Maine Botanical Garden Member Photography Club.

“Skicinuwi Ktahkomiq” – “Land Dweller’s Earth”
Norma Randi Marshall

July 18–October 20  | Bosarge Family Education Center

This is like a love poem to Earth in the form of paintings. This beautiful exhibit explores landscapes and Wabanaki culture. Norma draws a source of inspiration from her heritage and her life lived with her husband. She has love for the various landscapes, and palettes of Maine skies, earth, and waters, this same beautiful Maine environment that her maternal ancestors called home and traversed for 12000 plus years.

Clarity Of My Truth
Kevin Xiques

July 18–October 20  | Café

Explore Kevin Xiques’ bold and colorful abstract canvases in our Café exhibit. Xiques’ work evokes nature’s movement and joy. Big bold brush strokes draw the viewer in, while one’s eye moves about the canvas on a journey of delight.